The Hidden Secret Behind All 3 Women's Olympic Big Air Medalists

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Feb. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- The thrilling debut of women's big air event at the Olympics in Pyeongchang saw a huge leap forward in the level of women snowboarding. But what viewers don't know is that Gold medalist Anna Gasser, silver medalist Jamie Anderson and bronze medalist Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, amongst many competitors, have one big secret they all share. A new revolutionary landing airbag for safely learning new tricks designed by Vancouver-based Progression Airbags. Unlike the standard square 50' x 50' training airbags that act much like foam pits, absorbing a riders impact during training, these landing airbags cover the entire landing slope of an Olympic-sized big air jump. They are the biggest airbags ever built for snowboard training and can measure over 75 feet wide and 200 feet long. By creating a safe training environment exactly identical to a real big air jump, it frees riders to attempt more difficult tricks without fear of injury. Once they perfect it on the bag, it gives them the confidence they need to try it on a real snow landing.

"Landing airbags are becoming an essential part of any national team training program" says Aaron Coret, Lead Airbag Designer.  "The level of snowboarding is progressing so rapidly now especially with these airbags on the market, that without access to one, riders are left at an extreme disadvantage to competitors that get to use them regularly. When you factor in the risk of injury and recovery time that comes with trying to learn a new trick, it's not hard to imagine that these airbags and training facilities are going to be in high demand by athletes, teams and sponsors."

Since their initial product launch in June 2017 with the opening of a dryslope training facility in Québec, Canada in partnership with Max Henault's Maximise, they have sold a total of 5 landing airbags. The biggest customers have been national teams and sponsors looking to give their athletes the competitive edge they needed to give them a shot at the podium. With 9 medals handed out so far for freestyle snowboarding, 7 of them were awarded to riders who trained on Progression Airbags products. And with only the men's big air final left to go, that trend is expected to continue.

About Progression Airbags:

Progression Airbags is a company that specializes in airbag design and dryslope training facility development for freestyle skiing and snowboarding and other actions sports. Progression airbags was formed in 2015 by AcroBag World's Marc-André Tarte and Katal Innovation's Aaron Coret & Stephen Slen. They designed and produced very first landing airbag back in 2008 are leading the industry in landing airbag and dryslope training facility design.

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